Mosaic Co (MOS) was Downgraded by HSBC Securities to ” Hold”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. HSBC Securities advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 11, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Mosaic Co. Mosaic Co was Downgraded by CIBC to ” Sector Underperform” on Apr 4, 2016. Mosaic Co was Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to ” Equal-Weight” on Mar 16, 2016. Mosaic Co was Downgraded by Societe Generale to ” Sell” on Feb 16, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Mosaic Co reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 11, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.44. The company had revenue of $2163.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1939.41 million. The company’s revenue was down -9.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.97 EPS.
Mosaic Co closed down -0.09 points or -0.36% at $24.87 with 42,43,802 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $24.96, the shares hit an intraday low of $24.65 and an intraday high of $25.15 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
In a different news, on Mar 16, 2016, Gregory L Ebel (director) purchased 9,000 shares at $29.56 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 24, 2016, Anthony T Brausen (Senior VP -Finance) sold 7,800 shares at $24.69 per share price. On Feb 24, 2016, James Calvin O’rourke (CEO) purchased 3,000 shares at $24.98 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company is a single source supplier of phosphate and potash-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients. It operates in two segments. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients and processing plants in Louisiana which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients. The Potash segment owns and operates potash mines and production facilities in Canada and the United States which produce potash-based crop nutrients animal feed ingredients and industrial products. It mines phosphate rock in Florida and process rock into finished phosphate products at facilities in Florida and Louisiana. It also mines potash in Saskatchewan and New Mexico. The Company has other production blending or distribution operations in Brazil China India and Paraguay.